Man suffers burns in Margate rubbish fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

A man has suffered burns in a Margate rubbish fire today (August 5).

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire in Wheatley Place at 4.50pm.

Crews arrived to find the rubbish fire that had spread to the garages and to the rear of a property. The man was found with partial burns to his hands.

Firemen administered first aid by running cool water over the burns for at least twenty minutes. They tackled the blaze with hose reel jets. The cause of the fire is being investigated.